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Re: About firmware facilities

From: Brendan Trotter
Subject: Re: About firmware facilities
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:27:33 +0930


On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 1:02 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Well, you have the freedom to disagree with anything we do and bring your
> customized GRUB to a different direction :-)
> Anyhow, my priority for GRUB is strong driver-based support.  We could recruit
> someone to develop the framework in next year's GSoC (unless somebody steps
> in, of course).

Why stop there?

If proprietory ethernet ROMs aren't good enough, then what about
proprietory SCSI ROMs, and proprietory firmware/BIOS?

Surely a boot manager wouldn't be a good manager if it didn't include
it's own replacements for all of these things; and perhaps it should
also include it's own replacement for proprietory OS's too...

Why are you worrying about such silly things when the multi-boot
specification (which actually is relevant) is still severely borked?

>  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
>  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
>  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

Sigh. I think I understand now - lack of logical thinking leads to
lack of rational behavior.

"Our data belongs to us. We will decide when (and how) other people
may access our data (potentially including allowing them to lease it
under terms and conditions that include DRM, if they agree to these
terms and conditions)"



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